Australian Genealogy

To access the Southern Cross Library, you need to enter through the Genealogy Gateway so, move the curser over the image and knock! Members need to knock and give the password.

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To gain access through the Genealogy Gateway to the Southern Cross Library, Members (Subscribers and Library Card Holders) will be issued with a Password. This will be changed each month or more often if necessary to protect your security and the Library. All Members will be notified by email of the password when it changes. Access will not be available to non-Members under any circumstances. Subscribers receive Membership status automatically.

Before you apply for a Library Card, please understand your rights, responsibilities and benefits as a Library Member of the Southern Cross Library.

The Southern Cross Library

The contents of the Southern Cross Library are provided exclusively to Members for their own personal, non-commercial use. All material published here including but not limited to indexes, photographs, images, hypertext markup language source code, databases, lists, commentaries, articles and illustrations all collectively referred to as “the collection”, is protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Southern Cross Connect Pty Limited (SouthernX).

The Southern Cross Library contains a wide variety of material, including databases on Convicts, 13,200 Australian Soldiers Killed in Action in World War II, Australian Shipping, Heraldry, the English Civil War, the English ships and sailors who fought the Spanish Armada, and indexes by regiment, ship or unit of 37,500 Australian Prisoners of the Japanese in World War II. These unique databases are not available elsewhere in libraries or archives in the world.

We are populating the Southern Cross Library with new databases each week through private investment in compilation and research by Southern Cross Genealogists. Our intention is to increase the amount of data in the collection, by adding at least one new database each week. Each database will be unique, as we will be investing in the compilation of ourselves. They may be listings of burials, christenings, convicts, passengers or whatever our customers wish us to invest in or research.



This is the right place for Genealogists and Historians !

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Value and Benefits

First of all, let there be no doubt this is the right place for you because you will indeed be “well connected” by Australia’s fastest communication network. Secondly, as a genealogist, you will appreciate that as a subscriber to SouthernX, you will have free access to the unique Southern Cross Library and your own email address.

Southern Cross Library

This unique collection is visible only to members. Currently it contains privately compiled material not available anywhere else, including databases on convicts passengers to Australia, coats of arms, sailors at the Spanish Armada, soldiers in the English Civil War and pictures of the ships that brought migrants to Australia. Over the next few weeks, we will be adding databases listing Australians killed in action and prisioners of WWII, plus a full list of convict ships.

That Sinking Feeling

The Southern Cross Library Collection
Database Collection Description
Eureka Stockade Those Who Were There … and some who weren’t !
History of 6 Aust Wireless Sec (HY) Names – WWII Signals Southern Command
Australian KIAs 40,000 Names – Killed in Action WWII
Illawarra Worthies Some 1800 Famous and Infamous Colourful Identities
Lincolnshire Extract of Passenger and Crew List
1749 Westminster Pollbook 9300 Voters in Westminster
Marco Polo Brought 10,000 migrants to Australia
Australian POWs 15,000 Australian POWs
Convicts Find Your Convict Names, Lists and Resources
Commodore Perry Famous Clipper
Convict Gangs 1821 100s of Convicts “Off Stores”
Convict Transports All (yes ALL) of the Ships That Brought the Convicts
1914-18 Bank NSW Roll of Honour – 800 Bank Officers
Clipper Ships Migrant Ships, Passengers to Australia
Spanish Armada Names of Ships and Sailors who Fought the Armada
Coats of Arms Hundreds of Blazons – Is Yours Here ?
Tellicherry Convicts List of Irish Migrants
Drumcree Parish Index 500 Vicars, Curates & Churchwardens from 1441
Map of Britain Counties Pre 1974 ReAlignment
Champion of the Seas The Fastest on the Seas – Liverpool Clipper
The Gallipoli Story The Story of What Actually Happened
The Tolpuddle Martyrs Story of the Tolpuddle Convicts Transported to Australia
Macclesfield Chalice Praers, Bostock, Baguley and Snelson
Dead or Alive ! Add to the List of Missing Persons !
Black Ball Line History of James Baines Famous Shipping Line
Civil War Soldiers Roundhead and Royalist Names
Old Occupations 1500 Old Trades, Crafts and Occupations
GenServ & Gedcom Get Access to 15,000,000 Searchable Names
Ships Pictures Need a Picture for Your Book ?
History Conference Join the Conference of Australian History – FREE !
White Star Names extracted from on-board newspaper

Your own Email Address

All Southern Cross Genius Plans include an Internet Email address which you can use to exchange and share information with other Internet users around the globe. Email is fast and very cost effective. You can send a message from Melbourne to Buenos Aires, Antarctica, Timbuktu, New York, Baghdad, Manchester, Alice Springs or Khatmandu, or broadcast to all of these places at the same time, and that message or messages will be delivered in a matter of seconds.

Free World Wide Web Browser, Updates, Plug-ins and Downloads

Our site will provide the latest versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer free to download, so you don’t need to keep abreast of the continuing developments.

The Guild of One-Name Studies

If you are interested in being the “custodian” of research material on a single Surname, then visit the site of the Guild. Here you can learn more about one-name studies, and see whether your particular surname has been registered. To find out more, go to the Australian site of the Guild of One-Name Studies first, and then onto the Guild itself.

Genealogy Software Upgrades

This is the right place for you because we will advise you when to change to the next versions and the benefits, dangers and procedures of so doing. We also monitor the upgrades to genealogy software packages such as Brother’s Keeper, Generations, Ultimate Family Tree,TMG and Family Tree Maker.

Conference of Australian History

The Conference of Australian History can be joined easily from here. This is an exciting forum where genealogists and historians discuss history and get answers that help them in their never ending research.

Publish Your Work

Have you indexed or created a list of information ….. say a list of passengers on a ship, a cemetery index, a set of tables for a parish ? You can have your work programmed, preserved and published here. Back up your source data and contribute to the Southern Cross Library. We will provide the programming and production and have it published and placed into the Southern Cross Library.

Genealogy Chat Forum

SouthernX will provide the Mirabilis ICQ (“I Seek You”) program to all of its Members, so that we can chat online together about matters of mutual interest. We can promise that you will get a real kick out of chatting on-line with people you have only met previously by email. Using ICQ you can chat with 2,3,4,5 people or more, at the same time!

“Wanted – Dead or Alive !”

With the launch of SouthernX, we are commencing a special, free service for Members, whimsically entitled “Wanted – Dead or Alive !”. This will be a focused web page specialising in Lost Souls. This is the right place for your “Brick wall” and “Dead End” people. If you are a Member, please email your missing person’s name, place, date and brief notes to us at

Genealogy Help Desk

Available through our email help facility. Apart from our own resources we can use our contacts to help find an answer for you. Why not email us.

Top 10 Reasons to Subscribe to

This is a quality site, so this is the right place for you.

  1. Power Fastest Australian Network
  2. Customer Obsession Help and Support Desks
  3. VarietyPOWs, Australians kia, Convicts, Shipping, Goldrush
  4. Value for Money Moderate Rates PLUS Unique Collections
  5. New Databases Every Week Growing Investment in Material
  6. Achievement Find Those Missing Ancestors
  7. Access 8:1 Modem Access Across Australia
  8. Expertise Owned, Managed and Operated by Genealogists
  9. Content Unique Databases and Rich Research Material
  10. Security Absolute Integrity with People You Trust

These WWW pages have been built especially for genealogists and amateur historians. We have deliberately made the screens simple to read recognising that we don’t all have perfect eyesight; the whole site is constructed for easy navigation; the fonts and colour schemes have been selected to be easy on the eye and legible, rather than displaying acrobatics with flashy artwork, graphics and Java Script. Most of that stuff only slows your download speed anyway doesn’t it .. and it can be so annoying.

This is a quality site – so it’s the right place for you … hey, look at this … we got an award ! Wow … we are real chuffed !

This site has been built by Southern Cross Genealogy for use by “our sort of people”. We know that you want us to keep it free from pornography, spammed email, junk mail and security risks.

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All enquiries to Southern Cross Genealogy on 1800 882 884